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Comprehensive Centers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Education, Headquarters and Regional Offices, Discretionary Grant and Mandatory Grant Competitions
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Applications Due:

Jul 18, 2005
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: June 23, 2005. Dates of Pre-Application Meetings: The Department will conduct briefings on this competition via conference call to clarify the purposes of the program and the selection criteria and process at 11 a.m. on each of the following dates: Applicants for Regional Centers June 13 and 17; Applicants for Content Centers June 22 and 23. Please e-mail Enid Simmons at enid.simmons@ed.gov to register for a call date and time and obtain the conference call number and code. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 18, 2005. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements concerning the content of the application, together with the forms you must submit, are in the application package for this competition. If an applicant is applying for more than one center, the applicant must submit a separate application for each center. Notice of Intent to Apply: In order to expedite the process for reviewing grant applications, we strongly encourage each potential applicant to send a notification of its intent to apply for funding to the following address: OESE.cc@ed.gov. In this notice, please indicate the comprehensive center(s) for which you intend to apply. The notification of intent to apply for funding is optional and should not include information regarding your proposed application(s).

total funding: $40,000,000
max award: $4,604,348
min award: none
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 21
type of funding: Grant
Description:

Note: Each funding opportunity description is a synopsis of information in the Federal Register application notice. For specific information about eligibility, please see the official application notice. The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html.
Please review the official application notice for pre-application and application requirements, application submission information, performance measures, priorities and program contact information.
Purpose of Program: The Comprehensive Centers program supports the establishment of not fewer than 20 comprehensive technical assistance centers that provide technical assistance to States as States work to help districts and schools to close achievement gaps in core content areas and raise student achievement in schools, especially those in need of improvement (as defined by Section 1116(b), of the Elementary and Secondary Act, as amended (ESEA)) in implementing the school improvement provisions under section 1116 of ESEA.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.283B.
Applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Electronic Grant Application System (e-Application) available through the Department's e-Grants system. For information (including dates and times) about how to submit your application electronically or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to section IV. 6 of the official application notice. Note: We do not consider an application that does not comply with the deadline requirements.
Applications for grants under the new Comprehensive Center Competition CFDA Number 84.283B must be submitted electronically using e-Application available through the Department's e-Grants system, accessible through the e-Grants portal page at: http://e-grants.ed.gov. While completing your electronic application, you will be entering data online that will be saved into a database. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us. The telephone number for the e-Grants Helpdesk is 1-888-336-8930.
On June 3, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register (70 FR 32583) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2005 to establish and operate Comprehensive Centers under Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (TA Act). The url to the Adobe pdf version of the official application notice published in the June 3, 2005 edition of the Federal Register is: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-11097.pdf.
On page 32589, third column, the additional requirement under the heading ``6. Advisory Board'' is corrected to read as follows:
6. Advisory Board. Each application must propose, as part of its technical assistance plan, establishing an advisory board to advise the proposed comprehensive center on: (a) The activities of the center relating to its allocation of resources to and within each State in a manner that reflects the need for assistance in accordance with section 203(d) of Title II of the TA Act; (b) strategies for monitoring and addressing the educational needs of the region, on an ongoing basis; (c) maintaining a high standard of quality in the performance of the center's activities; and (d) carrying out the center's duties in a manner that promotes progress toward improving student academic
achievement.
The plan must (1) detail the composition of the board by name and affiliation in accordance with the requirements described in section 203 of the TA Act and in the application instructions found in the application package, and (2) include a letter of commitment from each proposed board member. In the alternative to submitting a plan that meets the requirements in (1) and (2) in the previous sentence, an applicant may include, in its plan, a statement of commitment that it will comply with section 203(g) of the TA Act as well as a narrative statement of how the board will operate.

Who can apply:

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Comprehensive Regional Assistance Centers

More Information:

Comprehensive Centers; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year 2005

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Cotton, Julius
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Lark, Tonja

Address Info:

Enid Simmons, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E307, Washington, DC 20202-6335. Telephone: (202) 401-0039 or by e-mail: OESE.cc@ed.gov.

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